Dozens of people have died in a fire in a 13-story mixed-use building in Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan. Reported by France 24.
According to the newspaper, at least 46 people became victims of the fire. Most of the victims were located on floors 7-11, where residential apartments were located. The first five floors of the building were intended for commercial premises, but were not occupied.
Local authorities said the fire spread to several floors before firefighters were able to take control of it. It took more than four hours to extinguish the fire, and 70 fire engines took part in it. The cause of the fire is currently being established, the version of arson is not excluded.
On October 1, it was reported that a major fire occurred in the intensive care unit of a hospital for patients with COVID-19 in the Romanian city of Constanta. Nine people were killed. Due to the rapid spread of fire, some of the victims had to jump out of the windows of the lower floors of the hospital.